Getting The Most Out of Your Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons in Bryn Mawr, PA

At Rawk U School of Music In Philadelphia, we want you to get the most out of your piano lessons. The benefit of learning the piano with the help of private lessons is that whether you are a beginner or an advanced musician, the effort you put into lessons will be well worth it.

However, you need to make sure you are taking advantage of these opportunities to the fullest. There are many aspects to consider during the course of your instruction, from the work you should do at home to the right mental attitude to adopt, as well as choosing the right instructor to teach you. You will then be able to concentrate on the details, such as achieving proper posture, distinguishing between quarter notes and sharp notes, and what to do with your left hand.


Always Come Organized

There may be materials you need, or that you may find useful, so make sure you bring them with you. This includes pieces you are currently practicing as well as those that you intend to learn in the future. You might also consider bringing a CD of a piece that interests you. Depending on your level of skills, your teacher can likely obtain the sheet music for you, or even help you locate a piece of music that sounds similar, but is more appropriate for your level of skill.

Be careful not to let any distractions take away from your lesson – so that you can focus on the whole lesson and not be distracted by any other tasks or situations.


Ask Questions

When you are learning, your teacher wants you to understand everything they say. So, if you have a question that is unclear or confusing, ask! You will find that your music instructor is very happy to explain things to you. Make sure you understand which songs you need to practice, as well as how to play them correctly. You should ask your teacher how often and for how long you need to practice, as well as what you need to do differently from last week.



You will need to practice if you want to fully benefit from your music lessons. If you don’t practice, you’ll be improving one day each week, but if you practice, you’ll be improving up to seven days a week. Practice makes a big difference! It’s not an exaggeration to say that students who practice daily progress seven times more quickly than those who don’t. Depending on how many times you practice effectively each week can determine how quickly you’ll become proficient.

Playing your songs as carefully as possible from the start will become a habit. If you practice wrong notes, you’ll become accustomed to playing those wrong notes. You shouldn’t start out practicing incorrect notes and then become more accurate over time. You should start slow and gradually become faster, until you are able to play the pieces at the correct speed and complete it. Begin by playing small segments at a slow pace. String together longer and longer sections as you increase speed.


Contact Rawk U School of Music

If you are ready to start or master your piano playing, contact Rawk U School of Music in Philadelphia today to get started on your music lesson journey! You can use our online form or give us a call at (215) 844-7295.